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Stop Desecration of Mamilla

CONTACT: Jen Nessel, CCR, (212) 614-6449,, David Lerner, Riptide Communications, (212) 260-5000,

Archaeologists Worldwide Urge Halt to “Museum of Tolerance"

The Simon Wiesenthal Center wants to build what they call a "Museum of Tolerance." The major sticking point is that the location they chose is Mamilla Cemetary which dates from the era of Salah Udin, and has been used continuously until the capture of Jerusalem in 1967 by zionists.

There are videos on YouTube of zionists bulldozing the cemetary after midnight, under the cover of darkness. When the operators of the Caterpillar bulldozers noticed they were being filmed they quickly departed.

I deduce from that fact that the zionists are aware they are desecrating a protected area, a Muslim heritage area.

As most readers are aware this latest attempt at erasing evidence of Muslim culture in the Holy Land which sounds so bland, 'a Museum of Tolerance' is in effect another sneaky ploy to usurp Occupied Palestinian Territory and disappear a landmark from the seventh or eighth century.

The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs alerted me via email that the Center for Constitutional Rights has a petition to stop the Simon Wiesenthal Center from destroying this Muslim heritage site.
This section in quotes is cut & pasted as a synopsis, more concise & succinct than I am capable of:
"The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and other groups have filed a petition on behalf of the Palestinian descendants of those buried in an ancient Muslim cemetery, the Mamilla Cemetery, in Jerusalem. The petition, which was filed with several international bodies, urges Israel to: halt construction of the “Museum of Tolerance” by the Simon Wiesenthal Center; investigate human rights violations; rebury human remains; and declare the Mamilla Cemetery a protected antiquities site. For additional information, please visit the Mamilla Campaign website at"

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